Troglodyte (Cave Man)

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"Troglodyte (Cave Man)"
single cover artwork
Single by Jimmy Castor Bunch
from the album It's Just Begun
B-side "I Promise to Remember"
Released 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Funk
Length 3:36
3:22 (7" version)
Label RCA
Certification Gold [1]
Alternate single artwork, as released in Germany. Derivative of It's Just Begun's artwork.

"Troglodyte (Cave Man)", originally released as "Troglodite",[2] is a 1972 funk song by the Jimmy Castor Bunch. In the USA, it peaked at #4 on the R&B charts and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 80 song for 1972.[4] The song, especially the intro "What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time", has been heavily sampled in hip-hop music and dance music.[5][unreliable source?]

The song is noted for Castor's repeated lines "Gotta find a woman" and "Sock it to me".

A character introduced in the song, Bertha Butt ("one of the Butt Sisters"), was featured in many later Castor Bunch songs, including "The Bertha Butt Boogie" (1975).

The song is noted[who?] for its repeated falsetto line: "I'll Sock it to Ya, Daddy!!", heard before in the song's fade of the "Bertha Butt Boogie".

The song sold over half-a-million copies, and has been certified gold by the RIAA[1]


The following songs have sampled some part of "Troglodtye":